In its second tournament of the season, the women’s golf team headed down to Williamsburg, Pa. on Sept. 14 to compete at the William & Mary Invitational. The Bison struggled and ended the three-day tournament in last place.
On day one, the Bison finished in 13th place out of 13 teams after 18 holes of play. They had a team score of 331, and Emily Larson ’17 led the team with a first-round score of 80.
“This tournament was a huge stepping stone for the team. It was our first time traveling in this group, and we learned a lot from each other,” Larson said.
On the second day, Larson improved on her day one performance to a career-best 77. The 329 scored on day two was an improvement over day one, but the Orange and Blue still stood in last place.
Finally, Callie Nelson ’17 also reached a career-high at the end of the tournament with a 77. Along with Nelson, Nicole Mischler ’17 fired a personal best of 80.
The Bison closed with a team score of 321, the best day for them on the week. Still, the rest of the field seemed to be playing a bit better than the Bison, as the Bison were unable to leapfrog anybody in the standings.
“As the tournament progressed we played better and learned to work as a team and support each other,” Larson said.
The Bison finished the tournament with 981, seven strokes behind 12th place St. John’s. Elon came out victorious at 883.
The Bison have a long break until their next tournament, which is the Nittany Lion Invitational at State College, Pa. from Oct. 3-5.